Tips for Surviving The Irish Winter

Storm Rachel has hit, and if you're struggling to cope with the icy conditions, we've got some top tips for dealing with the cold...

1. Layer up

Have a root around the hot press and dig out some blankets! Layer up your bedding with your thickest sheets on the bottom to keep in as much heat as possible.

2. Try to stay healthy

Stock up on tissues, hand sanitiser and plenty of orange juice to combat the cold. If it's too late and you're already suffering, get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids to get through it quicker.

3. Swap your cereal for porridge

Add honey or fruit for a sweet treat that will keep you warm and full of energy. Eat carb-heavy meals like pasta and potatoes for dinner too.

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4. Heat-hack the house

Draw the curtains, move your bed away from the wall and keep the kitchen door open to make sure heat gets through the house and doesn't escape!

5. Stock up on winter warmers

Hot water bottles, big fleecy jumpers and thick socks are all winter essentials, but if you missed out at Christmas, use your One4all to stock up now.

6. Hibernate

Once you've done all of the above, it's time to treat yourself. Get cosy with a mug of hot chocolate, pick a new series on Netflix, and curl up on the sofa. Weather like this is perfect for TV marathons

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